Wizard Wolf - Bellwoods Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
4.01/5 rDev +5%
My parents brought this home from Toronto. From notes.
A - Poured cloudy golden or dark orange. Good soapy two finger white head on top with strong carbonation. Decent lace rings and a half finger of retention.
S - Zest, light fruits, light citrus, peach, grass.
T - Same as the aroma. Light/zesty fruits. Passionfruity, citrus peel, extremely hop forward.
M - Strong carbonation, medium body, mild bitterness.
O/D - Nice and light with lot's of hop character. Very similar to a few Australian beers. Nice session ale by North American standards.
07-03-2013 21:04:10 | More by tbeckett
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, orange-gold coloring with a filmy, clingy, white surface coating of head. Nose of citrus hops, grapefruit and tangerine forward, with a biscuit backbone. Flavors of pepper, cannibus, and oregano spices in the forward hops profile, with a tangerine and grapefruit backbone. Very light and crisp in mouth. Bitter and sweet aftertaste, with a slightly filmy, dry finish. Very easy to drink.
06-27-2013 22:35:23 | More by GarthDanielson
3.78/5 rDev -1%
Bottle from brewery. Enjoyable bitter ale, more so than being a classical APA. Light citrus. Floral hops. Moderate foam head on light orange body. Soft mouthfeel. Very drinkable and refreshing. I see this being available in cans, replacing much big lot beer.
05-02-2013 11:42:17 | More by Sammy
3.96/5 rDev +3.7%
hazy orange colour, 1.5 fingers of dense and rocky white head, lots of lace. Smell is packed with citrus fruit, orange, grapefruit and mango, a bit of malt in the mix as well but a big hop presence is dominant. Dry and bitter up front, lots of juicy citrus, orange flavours lead to a bready malt sweetness, more drying hop in the finish. Light carbonation, medium bodied. Solid pale ale here, low abv with a ton of flavour, not unlike the Common but much drier.
04-17-2013 13:55:23 | More by peensteen
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
Fresh bottle from the brewery but no freshness info was apparent. Poured in to tulip glass.
A - Hazy medium orange with a half finger of cream coloured head.
S - Massive fresh hop aroma with grapefruit, tangerine and some pine notes. Lighter peach aroma is present as well as a slight caramel malt sweetness.
T - Moderate bitterness up front with grapefruit, tangerine and pine flavours. A slight caramel malt backbone provides some balance. The palate falls short of the wonderful aroma, but this is still tasty, especially given the ABV.
M - Light to moderate carbonation with some hop oils present. Moderate carbonation.
04-17-2013 01:42:42 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
Bottle from the brewery, 500ml into a tulip.
Hazy orange, with a dense white cap. Great retention and lacing. Nose of citrus, mostly oranges, light malt notes and some sweetness. A good bit of pine as well. Taste is generally citrusy and bready, some toasty malt and bread crust on the back end. More orange and a touch of orange pekoe. Medium feel, medium carbonation. Tasty, and while not a session beer, I could consume this in comparable quantities.
04-12-2013 00:12:30 | More by liamt07
3.73/5 rDev -2.4%
No date on the bottle, but it can't be more than a week old.
Beer is cloudy orange. A very small white head dissipates quickly. No lace.
Smell is nice; hop focused with lots of tropical and citrus fruit. Some grapefruit, pineapple. A bit of a herbal scent and slight bready malt.
Taste is fairly bitter (surprisingly so). Hop focused again, but not as full as the nose. Pineapple, grass, a bit of pine. Some bready malt. Lingering bitter aftertaste.
Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Refreshing. A bit thin, but certainly a good feel for a beer designed for sessioning.
Overall, fairly flavourful for a low abv beer, but my first impression is that I would take the Common Pale Ale over this.
04-10-2013 23:44:27 | More by jrenihan
Wizard Wolf from Bellwoods Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.